How to Cook a Cucumber

By Elizabeth Knoll

A cucumber is a nutritious food high in vitamin C. There are a number of ways to consume a cucumber: raw, cooked or pickled. Cook a cucumber separately or add it in a salad. Season cucumbers with mint, dill, rosemary or thyme. There is virtually no wrong way to cook a cucumber.

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Cucumbers are tasty and nutritious.

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Step 1

Peel the cucumber with a carrot peeler or knife. Lay the cucumber on a cutting board and cut it in half the long way. Open the two sides so the seeds are facing up.

Step 2

Scoop out the seeds with a small spoon. Cut the two halves into chunks. Sprinkle salt into a pot of water and bring to a boil. Place the cucumber chunks into the water.

Step 3

Boil the cucumber for four to five minutes. Empty the pot into a strainer. Place the pot back on the stove and put butter in it to melt. Add your choice of herb to the melted butter.

Step 4

Add the cucumber to the seasoned butter and stir. Keep the cucumber on the stove until the pieces are warm. Then, remove from the heat and serve.